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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786717/comparison-of-hydroxycarboxylato-imidazole-molybdenum-iv-complexes-and-nitrogenase-protein-structures-indirect-evidence-for-the-protonation-of-homocitrato-femo-cofactors
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Si-Yuan Wang, Wan-Ting Jin, Hong-Bin Chen, Zhao-Hui Zhou
Glycolato and R,S-lactato imidazole molybdenum(iv) complexes [Mo3SO3(glyc)2(im)5]·im·H2O (1), Na2[Mo3SO3(R,S-lact)3(im)3]·10H2O (2), and [Mo6O10(R,S-lact)2(im)10]·16H2O (3) have been isolated and characterized (H2glyc = glycolic acid, H2lact = lactic acid, im = imidazole). α-Alkoxy coordination with molybdenum [Mo-Oα-alkoxy 1.993(7)av Å] in 1 and 2 showed obvious differences to their counterpart with α-hydroxy coordination [MoIV3S4(PPh3)3(Hlact)2(lact)] [2.204(4)av Å] as shown in M. N. Sokolov, S. A...
May 22, 2018: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785179/nanoformulation-of-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-with-target-receptor-triggered-release-in-the-central-nervous-system
#2
Yuhang Jiang, James M Fay, Chi-Duen Poon, Natasha Vinod, Yuling Zhao, Kristin Bullock, Si Qin, Devika S Manickam, Xiang Yi, William A Banks, Alexander V Kabanov
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is identified as a potent neuroprotective and neuroregenerative agent for many neurological diseases. Regrettably, its delivery to the brain is hampered by poor serum stability and rapid brain clearance. Here, a novel nanoformulation is reported composed of a bio-compatible polymer, poly(ethylene glycol)- b -poly(L-glutamic acid) (PEG-PLE), that hosts the BDNF molecule in a nanoscale complex, termed here Nano-BDNF. Upon simple mixture, Nano-BDNF spontaneously forms uniform spherical particles with a core-shell structure...
February 7, 2018: Advanced Functional Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784354/a-comparative-study-of-sterically-and-electro-statically-stabilized-silver-nanoparticles-for-the-determination-of-muscle-relaxant-tizanidine-insights-of-localized-surface-plasmon-resonance-surface-enhanced-raman-spectroscopy-and-electrocatalytic-activity
#3
Marwa R El-Zahry
A comparative study of two types of silver nanoparticles was investigated. The effect of the surface chemistry of the studied silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) on their localized surface plasmon resonance was utilized for the quantitative determination of muscle relaxant tizanidine drug. The studied AgNPs are classified according to the type of stabilizing agent used in their synthesis into electrostatically and sterically stabilized AgNPs. The electrostatically-stabilized AgNPs (AA AgNPs) were prepared using ascorbic acid as both reducing and protective agents in alkaline medium...
August 15, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784349/monitoring-glucose-calcium-and-magnesium-levels-in-saliva-as-a-non-invasive-analysis-by-sequential-injection-multi-parametric-determination
#4
Ana Machado, Rui Maneiras, Adriano A Bordalo, Raquel B R Mesquita
The use of saliva for diagnose and surveillance of systemic illnesses, and general health has been arousing great interest worldwide, emerging as a highly desirable goal in healthcare. The collection is non-invasive, stress-free, inexpensive, and simple representing a major asset. Glucose, calcium, and magnesium concentration are three major parameters evaluated in clinical context due to their essential role in a wide range of biochemical reactions, and consequently many health disorders. In this work, a spectrophotometric sequential injection method is described for the fast screening of glucose, calcium, and magnesium in saliva samples...
August 15, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783745/loading-of-indocyanine-green-within-polydopamine-coated-laponite-nanodisks-for-targeted-cancer-photothermal-and-photodynamic-therapy
#5
Fanli Xu, Mengxue Liu, Xin Li, Zhijuan Xiong, Xueyan Cao, Xiangyang Shi, Rui Guo
The combination of photothermal therapy (PTT) and photodynamic therapy (PDT) in cancer treatment has attracted much attention in recent years. However, developing highly efficient and targeted therapeutic nanoagents for amplifying PTT and PDT treatments remains challenging. In this work, we developed a novel photothermal and photodynamic therapeutic nanoplatform for treatment of cancer cells overexpressing integrin αv β₃ through the coating of polydopamine (PDA) on indocyanine green (ICG)-loaded laponite (LAP) and then further conjugating polyethylene glycol-arginine-glycine-aspartic acid (PEG-RGD) as targeted agents on the surface...
May 19, 2018: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782890/novel-dental-adhesive-resin-with-crack-self-healing-antimicrobial-and-remineralization-properties
#6
Shichao Yue, Junling Wu, Qiang Zhang, Ke Zhang, Michael D Weir, Satoshi Imazato, Yuxing Bai, Hockin H K Xu
OBJECTIVES: Secondary caries at the tooth-restoration margins is a primary reason for restoration failure. Cracks at the margins lead to leakage which can trap bacteria, producing acids to cause caries. To date, there has been no report on developing an adhesive resin that has self-healing, antibacterial and remineralizing capabilities. The objectives of this study were to: (1) develop the first self-healing adhesive with antimicrobial and remineralizing capabilities, and (2) investigate the effects of incorporating microcapsules, dimethylaminohexadecyl methacrylate (DMAHDM) and nanoparticles of amorphous calcium phosphate (NACP) for the first time...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780245/protein-delivery-nanosystem-of-six-arm-copolymer-poly-%C3%AE%C2%B5-caprolactone-poly-ethylene-glycol-for-long-term-sustained-release
#7
Jianwei Duan, Chao Liu, Xiaoyu Liang, Xuanling Li, Youlu Chen, Zuoguan Chen, Xiaoli Wang, Deling Kong, Yongjun Li, Jing Yang
Background: To address the issue of delivery of proteins, a six-arm copolymer, six-arm poly (ε-caprolactone)-poly(ethylene glycol) (6S-PCL-PEG), was synthesized by a simple two-step reaction. Thereafter, the application of 6S-PCL-PEG as a protein carrier was evaluated. Materials and methods: A six-arm copolymer, six-arm poly(ε-caprolactone) (6S-PCL), was synthesized by ring-opening polymerization, with stannous octoate as a catalyst and inositol as an initiator...
2018: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779394/preparation-of-a-mesoporous-silica-based-nano-vehicle-for-dual-dox-cpt-ph-triggered-delivery
#8
Maria C Llinàs, Gabriel Martínez-Edo, Anna Cascante, Irene Porcar, Salvador Borrós, David Sánchez-García
A dual doxorubicin/camptothecin (DOX/CPT) pH-triggered drug delivery mesoporous silica nanoparticle (MSN)-based nano-vehicle has been prepared. In this drug-delivery system (DDS), CPT is loaded inside the pores of the MSNs, while DOX is covalently attached to the surface of an aldehyde-functionalized MSN through a dihydrazide-polyethylene glycol chain. Thus, DOX and the linker act as pH-sensitive gatekeeper. The system is versatile and easy to assemble, not requiring the chemical modification of the drugs. While at physiological conditions the release of the drugs is negligible, at acidic pH a burst release of DOX and a gradual release of CPT take place...
November 2018: Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778525/mucus-penetrating-nanoparticles-promising-drug-delivery-systems-for-the-photodynamic-therapy-of-intestinal-cancer
#9
Juliane Anderski, Laura Mahlert, Dennis Mulac, Klaus Langer
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is an auspicious therapy approach for the treatment of cancer. Despite its numerous benefits, the drug delivery of the used photosensitizer (PS) to target locations inside the human body remains a main therapy challenge, since the standard intravenous PS injection often causes systemic side-effects. To circumvent this therapy drawback, the oral application represents a promising administration alternative. Especially for the treatment of intestinal cancer it offers the possibility of a local treatment with a reduced likelihood for adverse drug reactions...
May 17, 2018: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778036/polymeric-nanoparticles-as-a-platform-for-permeability-enhancement-of-class-iii-drug-amikacin
#10
Saman Fatima, Zeenat Iqbal, A K Panda, M Samim, Sushama Talegaonkar, Farhan Jalees Ahmad
Amikacin (A), a water soluble aminoglycoside antibiotic is commercially available for intravenous administration only. Present investigation is aimed at the development of poly-lactic-co-glycolic acid (PLGA) nanoparticles (A-NPs).1 for oral permeability enhancement of amikacin. The pharmaceutical attributes of the A-NPs revealed particle size, 260.3 ± 2.05 nm, zeta potential, -12.9 ± 1.12 mV and drug content, 40.10 ± 1.87 μg/mg with spherical shape and smooth surface. In vitro antibacterial studies showed that the A-NPs were active against P...
May 16, 2018: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775307/selective-hydrogenations-and-dechlorinations-in-water-mediated-by-anionic-surfactant-stabilized-pd-nanoparticles
#11
Giorgio La Sorella, Laura Sperni, Patrizia Canton, Lisa Coletti, Fabrizio Fabris, Giorgio Strukul, Alessandro Scarso
We report a facile, inexpensive and green method for the preparation of Pd nanoparticles in aqueous medium stabilized by anionic sulfonated surfactants sodium 1-dodecanesulfonate 1a, sodium dodecylbenzenesulfonate 1b, dioctyl sulfosuccinate sodium salt 1c and poly(ethylene glycol) 4-nonylphenyl-3-sulfopropyl ether potassium salt 1d simply obtained by stirring aqueous solutions of Pd(OAc)2 with the commercial anionic surfactants further treated under hydrogen atmosphere for variable times. The aqueous Pd nanoparticles solutions were tested in the selective hydrogenation reactions of aryl-alcohols, -aldehydes and -ketones leading to complete conversion to the deoxygenated products even in the absence of strong Brønsted acids in the reduction of aromatic aldehydes and ketones, in the controlled semi-hydrogenation of alkynes leading to alkenes and in the efficient hydro-dechlorination of aromatic substrates...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775283/magnetic-glycol-chitin-based-hydrogel-nanocomposite-for-combined-thermal-and-d-amino-acid-assisted-biofilm-disruption
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Eric C Abenojar, Sameera Wickramasinghe, Minseon Ju, Sarika Uppaluri, Alison Klika, Jaiben George, Wael Barsoum, Salvatore J Frangiamore, Carlos A Higuera-Rueda, Anna Cristina S Samia
Bacterial biofilms are highly antibiotic resistant microbial cell associations that lead to chronic infections. Unlike free-floating planktonic bacterial cells, the biofilms are encapsulated in a hardly penetrable extracellular polymeric matrix and, thus, demand innovative approaches for treatment. Recent advancements on the development of gel-nanocomposite systems with tailored therapeutic properties provide promising routes to develop novel antimicrobial agents that can be designed to disrupt and completely eradicate preformed biofilms...
May 18, 2018: ACS Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774066/caveolae-mediated-mesenchymal-stem-cell-labelling-by-pss-coated-plga-pfob-nano-contrast-agent-for-mri
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Hieu Vu Quang, Chi-Chih Chang, Ping Song, Ellen-Margrethe Hauge, Jørgen Kjems
Rationale: Non-invasive tracking of transplanted cells is critical in evaluating delivery, migration and prognosis of cell therapies. Methods: We formulated a nano-contrast agent consisting of a perfluorooctylbromide (PFOB) core within a shell of poly (lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) followed by a coat of polystyrene sulfonate (PSS) for 19 F MRI. The nano-contrast agent (PSS-NP) was characterised by DLS and the uptake efficiency of the nano-contrast agent (PSS-NP) was tested using flow cytometry, in vitro MRI and confocal microscopy...
2018: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772899/honeycomb-like-plga-b-peg-structure-creation-with-t-junction-micro-droplets
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Merve Gultekinoglu, Xinyue Jiang, Cem Bayram, Kezban Ulubayram, Mohan Edirisinghe
Amphiphilic block copolymers are widely used in science owing to their versatile properties. In this study, amphiphilic block copolymer poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid)-block-poly(ethylene glycol) (PLGA-b-PEG) was used to create micro droplets in a T-junction microfluidic device with a well-defined geometry. In order to compare interfacial characteristics of micro droplets, dichloromethane (DCM) and chloroform were used to prepare PLGA-b-PEG solution as an oil phase. In the T-junction device water and oil phases were manipulated at variable flow rates from 50 µL/min to 300 µL/min by increments of 50 µL/min...
May 18, 2018: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772691/periodontal-tissues-maxillary-jaw-bone-and-tooth-regeneration-approaches-from-animal-models-analyses-to-clinical-applications
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REVIEW
Fareeha Batool, Marion Strub, Catherine Petit, Isaac Maximiliano Bugueno, Fabien Bornert, François Clauss, Olivier Huck, Sabine Kuchler-Bopp, Nadia Benkirane-Jessel
This review encompasses different pre-clinical bioengineering approaches for periodontal tissues, maxillary jaw bone, and the entire tooth. Moreover, it sheds light on their potential clinical therapeutic applications in the field of regenerative medicine. Herein, the electrospinning method for the synthesis of polycaprolactone (PCL) membranes, that are capable of mimicking the extracellular matrix (ECM), has been described. Furthermore, their functionalization with cyclosporine A (CsA), bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2), or anti-inflammatory drugs' nanoreservoirs has been demonstrated to induce a localized and targeted action of these molecules after implantation in the maxillary jaw bone...
May 16, 2018: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772601/hollow-mesoporous-structured-molecularly-imprinted-polymer-as-adsorbent-in-pipette-tip-solid-phase-extraction-for-the-determination-of-antiretrovirals-from-plasma-of-hiv-infected-patients
#16
Nathália Soares Simões, Hanna Leijoto de Oliveira, Ricky Cássio Santos da Silva, Leila Suleimara Teixeira, Thaís Lorenna Souza Sales, Whocely Victor de Castro, Maria José Nunes de Paiva, Cristina Sanches, Keyller Bastos Borges
In this work a hollow mesoporous structured molecularly imprinted polymer was synthetized and used as adsorbent in pipette-tip solid-phase extraction for the determination of lamivudine (3TC), zidovudine (AZT) and efavirenz (EFZ) from plasma of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected patients by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). All parameters that influence the recovery of the pipette tip based on hollow mesoporous molecularly imprinted polymer solid-phase extraction (PT-HM-MIP-SPE) method were systematically studied and discussed in detail...
May 17, 2018: Electrophoresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772501/insights-into-the-effect-of-the-catalytic-functions-on-selective-production-of-ethylene-glycol-from-lignocellulosic-biomass-over-carbon-supported-ruthenium-and-tungsten-catalysts
#17
Lucília Sousa Ribeiro, José J Melo Órfão, Manuel Fernando Ribeiro Pereira
The one-pot conversion of cellulose to ethylene glycol (EG) was investigated using a combination of a ruthenium catalyst supported on carbon nanotubes modified with nitric acid (Ru/CNT1 ) and a tungsten catalyst supported on commercial non-treated carbon nanotubes (W/CNT0 ). This physical mixture allowed to obtain an EG yield of 41% in just 5 h at 205 °C and 50 bar of H2 , which overcame the result obtained using a Ru-W bimetallic catalyst supported on commercial carbon nanotubes (35%) under the same conditions...
May 9, 2018: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772248/scaffolds-for-peripheral-nerve-repair-and-reconstruction
#18
REVIEW
Sheng Yi, Lai Xu, Xiaosong Gu
Trauma-associated peripheral nerve defect is a widespread clinical problem. Autologous nerve grafting, the current gold standard technique for the treatment of peripheral nerve injury, has many internal disadvantages. Emerging studies showed that tissue engineered nerve graft is an effective substitute to autologous nerves. Tissue engineered nerve graft is generally composed of neural scaffolds and incorporating cells and molecules. A variety of biomaterials have been used to construct neural scaffolds, the main component of tissue engineered nerve graft...
May 14, 2018: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771538/synthesis-of-transparent-aqueous-zro2-nanodispersion-without-modification-for-high-refractive-index-nanocomposite-film
#19
Yi Xia, Cong Zhang, Jiexin Wang, Dan Wang, Xiaofei Zeng, Jian-Feng Chen
The controllable synthesis of metal oxide nanoparticles is of fundamental and technological interest. In this article, highly transparent aqueous nanodispersion of ZrO2 with controllable crystalline phase, high concentration and long-term stability was facilely prepared without any modification via the reaction of inexpensive inorganic zirconium salt and sodium hydroxide in water under an acid surrounding, combined with hydrothermal treatment. The as-prepared transparent nanodispersion had an average particle size of 7 nm, a high stability of 18 months and a high solid content of 35 wt...
May 17, 2018: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770812/reduction-photo-dual-responsive-polymeric-prodrug-nanoparticles-for-programmed-sirna-and-doxorubicin-delivery
#20
Ming Wu, Jiong Li, Xinyi Lin, Zuwu Wei, Da Zhang, Bixing Zhao, Xiaolong Liu, Jingfeng Liu
Dual and multi-stimuli responsive polymeric nanoparticles that respond to two or more signals can further improve drug release performance compared with nanoparticles that respond to a single stimulus. However, usage of such nanoparticles to deliver siRNA and chemotherapeutic drugs in a sequential manner are currently very rare; meanwhile, this technology is vital to optimize the efficacy of chemotherapy towards cancer cells with multidrug resistance. By loading o-nitrobenzyl ester derivative caged DOX (DOC) into the inner poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) core and adsorbing siRNA of P-gp protein onto the cationic polymeric shell derived from a disulfide-containing alkyl modified polyethylenimine (C16-S-S-PEI), here, a reduction/photo dual responsive device (RPDRD) is successfully designed for programmed P-gp siRNA and doxorubicin delivery...
May 17, 2018: Biomaterials Science
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